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ICYMI: The Top 5 Venues At Asia Week New York 2015
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ICYMI: The Top 5 Venues At Asia Week New York 2015

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Updated: 24 April 2017
Asia Week New York took place between March 13th and March 25th in 2015. A nine day-long celebration of Asian art and culture, 42 top-tier international art galleries opened their doors to visitors. This year also marked the 100th anniversary of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Asian Art Department. Works on view included both antique and contemporary Asian art, with many dealers choosing to showcase both simultaneously.
Examples of modern and contemporary ceramics at Dai Ichi Arts Ltd. | © Kseniya Baranova
Examples of modern and contemporary ceramics at Dai Ichi Arts Ltd. | © Kseniya Baranova
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Dai Ichi Arts

Japanese gallery Dai Ichi Arts, Ltd. showcased both modern and contemporary sculpture and tea-ware. According to gallery owner Beatrice Lei Chang, Japanese ceramics are particularly unique in that the artist will strive to work within the objects’ inherent utilitarian use. American modern art played a big influence in the development of Japanese ceramics in the 1950s and beyond, which can be seen in the sculptures of artist Hayashi Yasuo.

Dai Ichi Arts,100 Central Park South, New York, NY, USA +1 212 230 1680

Exhibition at Joan B. Mirviss | © Kseniya Baranova
Exhibition at Joan B. Mirviss | © Kseniya Baranova
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Joan B. Mirviss Ltd

Joan B. Mirviss Ltd. was another excellent stop to view Japanese tsubo, or vessels. Her collection focused on both antique and modern pieces, bringing the spirit, history and culture of Japan to life through the objects.

Joan B Mirviss, 39 East 78th Street, New York, NY, USA +1 212 799 4021

The Kang Collection took a decidedly contemporary turn in 2015 with an exhibition titled ‘Happy Modern’, which traced the narratives and techniques that have brought Korean art from the classical to the modern day, accounting for its current place at the top of the global art market.

The Kang Collection, 9 East 82nd St #3A, New York, NY, USA +1 212 7341490

Tibetan Buddha at Vajrasana, 15th Century, Walter Arader Gallery | © Kseniya Baranova
Tibetan Buddha at Vajrasana, 15th Century, Walter Arader Gallery | © Kseniya Baranova
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Gisele Croes and Walter Arader

Showcasing antique and classical works, both Gisele Croes and Walter Arader were well worth a visit. This year, Ms. Croes rented her space from Gagosian Gallery on Madison Avenue, with the exhibition ‘From This Life to Eternity’ presenting ancient Chinese works such as a very rare Guanyin sculpture of the ‘Bodhisattva of Compassion’ in a sleek modern setting. Walter Arader, who opens his family home to visitors during Asia Week New York every year, presented his collection of Himalayan Art in a space that breathes antiquity and beautifully accommodates the figurines.

Gagosian Gallery, 980 Madison Avenue, New York, NY, USA +1 212 744 2313

Full List of Participating Galleries: Asia Week NY Dealers

Events at Participating Museums and Institutions: Asia Society Calender of Events